Simon Pearce Window

I wanted to accent the blue in Simon's new signature pottery line. I found this super cool fabric that looks like it's handpainted at Hancock's. I gave it a fall flair with some oak branches that conveniently fell out of my tree at house the night before. From Vermont, they send all the wooden shaping tools that they use in making the glass. I was so luckily to be able to use those in my display. They also send a blowing rod (not sure if that is the technical term)! White pumpkins and brown leaves also accent Simon's beautiful glass and pottery. I can't wait for Simon to see it on Oct. 7!


Rosh Hasannah

Every year for Rosh Hasannah my client likes to use all white. What a celebratory color! The white lilies, snaps, irises and mums make a striking statement in her towering Jan Barboglio iron piece.


I Heart One Kings Lane

I love my new Thomas Paul pillows...courtesy of http://www.onekingslane/. Scott Free!!
If you haven't checked out One Kings Lane. Please do...it is the typical online sample sale equivilent to Gilt..except it is for home accessories. The sales last about 2 days and they email you what the sale of the day is every morning.
I've also scored some JA Henckels knives and some Hable Pillows. If you need me to send you the link to join let me know.


Attempt #1 - Carol's Iced Sugar Cookies

The past two Sundays my boyfriend and I have been attempting to perfect his mother's Sugar cookie and icing recipe. I don't know if I would have done so well in pastry school. It looks like a 2nd grader did these.
I will say the ones we did last week turned out much better...however... I have no picture..no proof. We did sailboats, trains and cars.


Dip Free Hors D'Ouerve

I found this recipe on epicurious.com . One of my favorite sites of all times. I have been looking for something that doesn't involve chips or crackers for an Hors D'Ouervre as I have been low carb-ing it this summer. This Spicy Marinated Mozzarella with Oregano and Capers was a hit. Ingredients:

12 ounces fresh water-packed mozzarella cheese, drained, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons capers, chopped

Overlap cheese slices on medium platter.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and crushed pepper and stir just until garlic begins to color, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in oregano, salt, and pepper. Cool. Stir in capers and remaining 4 tablespoons oil. Spoon over cheese slices.
Offer with artichoke hearts, olives, and salami.


To Buy or Not to Buy that is the question...

I need a new sofa! I really do...this isn't just a want. But I have a problem...I let my dog get on my furniture...mistake number one. So I now need to train him to not do so.
I feel in love with this sofa at market. I has a pretty average appearance from this looks of this photo, but It is beautiful. It is deep, it has down fill and is just the right size. And I can get it wholesale...am I silly to still be comtemplating this?